French 75

Makes 2 cocktails


2 oz  dry gin

2 oz  fresh lemon juice

2 oz  simple syrup*

Bottle of chilled brut champagne

Maraschino cherries


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup.  Shake until the ingredients are mixed and well chilled.  Pour equal amounts of the gin mixture into two champagne glasses.  Top each glass with 4 oz of chilled champagne.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


*Simply syrup recipe: Put ¾ cup sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan.  Heat over medium high heat.  Stir until the sugar has melted completely.  Cool completely and pour into a glass container.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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